Tips for dating a much younger woman
But it's not an exact science — there are plenty of immature older men that would put teenagers to shame.
Woman A: The longest lasting of these relationships started when I was 18 and he was 40. However, we didn't start dating until I was 18 and he was 36. They split up around 2009 and I didn't hear from him for 18 months. Do you think your age was part of the attraction for him?
I think it felt good for him that an 18-year-old was choosing to spend time with him.
Because he had a reluctance to grow up, he wanted to stay young in as many ways as possible.
However, after the relationship with the significantly older man ended I vowed to only date close to my age again.
I think that there is definitely some truth to the "age is just a number" mentality, but having the experience I did, I don't buy it completely.
I think that because I was 18, he had expectations that I would be wild and crazy and open to anything.